Maria Cabral de Azevedo

Senior Associate Lawyer | Lisbon

Maria Cabral de Azevedo is a Senior Associate and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2007 where she works primarily in the real estate area. She also has experience in matters related to tax and is part of the Angolan Desk.

She focuses particularly on matters related to real estate investment, advising international clients on real estate projects in Portugal – residential, commercial and tourism – where she has practical experience in real estate due diligence operations and, acquisitions, sales, leasing, tourism and shopping centre developments involving all negotiations of all types of real estate contracts.


Advising a multinational company on the acquisition of shopping centres in Portugal.

Advising a foreign bank on the acquisition of a banking business in Portugal.

Advising several foreign clients on the Golden Visa programme, with due diligence, negotiation and execution of several real estate properties in Portugal, in person or through companies.

Advising foreign clients on the process of altering fiscal residence to Portugal.

Advising a multinational company in the garment sector on the analyses, negotiation and execution of contracts of use of retail shops in several shopping centres.

Advising a foreign client in the healthcare sector on the acquisition of several clinics in Portugal.



Universidade de Lisboa

Law degree (2007)

Universidade de Lisboa

Course on Tax Systems in Portuguese Speaking African Countries from the University (2014)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Postgraduate degree in Tax (2015)

Catholic Global University of Law

LL.M. International Business Law (2018)

Universidade de Lisboa

Post-graduation in Real Estate Law (2021)